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Home Learning Activities Year R

Government Guidance


The Department for Education has brought together a list of online educational resources to help children to learn from home.

These websites have been identified by some of the country’s leading educational experts and offer a wide range of support and resources for pupils of all ages.

Follow the link below to check them out!




Hampshire School Library Service Challenge 2020

Your challenge is simple - READ!! To gain a downloadable certificate simply read 6 books (or more if you wish) and submit a short review for each title here

The 6 books could be physical books, ebooks, audiobooks or books shared as a family!

Get reading and good luck!!



Your library in one app!

Borrow ebooks and eaudiobooks for free from your library using the BorrowBox app.

All you need to access this free service is to be a member of your local public library and to install the BorrowBox app (available on most devices).

Click the following link for more information and to install the app for free now!



Storybooks brought to life!

30 day free trial

A kid-safe, ad-free streaming library of read-aloud animated storybooks.



Science@Home from Winchester Science Centre

Educational, inspirational and fun resources for your family to enjoy at home!

Winchester Science Centre's team of Inspirers have put together weekly themed Curiosity Challenges which will be published every SUNDAY.

Each pack includes a guide for grown ups, activity sheets and other resources.

Simply click the link to visit their website and download the pack each week.

Week 1 - Mission Space!

Outdoor Learning


Stubbington Study Centre Outdoor Learning Ideas!

A few ideas that can be done at home, in the back garden or in a nearby green space when you're taking your daily exercise, to help you and your family make the most of your time at home and turn inside out!


FSC home resources for fun and active outdoor learning!

Simply click on the links  below for resources and ideas to get the children learning outside.


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Get Active!


P.E. with Joe Wicks

Monday - Friday

9am Live on YouTube

Joe Wicks (The Body Coach) is going live on his YouTube channel with fun 30 minute workout classes for kids of all ages. Available every morning Monday-Friday at 9am. To join in with the workouts simply visit, search THE BODY COACH TV and click subscribe to be notified when he goes live every morning. Have fun!


Hampshire School Games Primary Personal Best Challenges

Week 2: 30th March -  5th April


Well done to anyone to who took part in last weeks challenges. If you completed the Week One Grid, simply email this to us and we will forward it on to James Cross.

James Cross, the School Games organiser for the New Forest, has invited us to take part in the #HSGDailyChallenge initiative. It is a fantastic opportunity for the children to keep active during these difficult times. All activities are designed based upon achieving individual personal bests and there is no emphasis on competition between students. However, they will be offering prizes for schools that achieve the highest student participation!

To get involved simply click on the link below to record results online

Alternatively, click on the document below to download the Week Two grid which can then be completed manually.

Search 'Hampshire SGO' on Facebook or Twitter to upload and view photos and videos of the children getting involved.  

Remember to spread the word! #HSGDailyChallenge

Week Two Daily Challenges Grid #HSGDailyChallenges

Week One Daily Challenges Grid #HSGDailyChallenge



Read Write Inc Daily Phonics Lessons

Live on YouTube

From Monday 23rd March for next 2 weeks

Set 1 Speed Sound Session live at 9:30am and again at 12:30pm

Set 2 Speed Sound Session live at 10am and again at 1pm

Films shown each day will be available for 24 hours.

To access these daily phonics sessions simply visit, search for RUTH MISKIN TRAINING and click subscribe to receive notifications of upcoming videos.  

In addition, RWI will be releasing a film of a poem for Reception children to join in with at 2pm every day. The poems will be available on YouTube to watch again and again. A great opportunity for children to learn these by heart!



Free Access to Phonics Games and Resources

To access the resources simply visit and log on using the following details.

Username: march20

Password: home

No need to subscribe!

In addition, check out for free decodable comics, useful whilst physical reading books can't be exchanged.



Struggling to get your child to write or draw?

Try this great idea from one of our lovely parents - The Magic Post box!!

Simply create a post box at home and get the children to post any writing or pictures into the box. Without the child knowing, take a photo of their work and send it to friends or family. The recipient can then celebrate receiving their work in 'the post'. We all have a Great Aunt Alice who needs a sign for her gate! Get creative!


David Walliams Free Audio Stories

David will be releasing an audio story every day for 30 days for free!

Click here to listen


Join Pie Corbett for an hour of Literacy every day from 9:30am!

A great tool to help support learning with your child whilst they are at home.

There's language games, poetry and story writing!

Simply click the link to get involved

Sign up for FREE access to lots of resources aimed at Early Years children aged 4-5.



The Maths Factor - Created by Carol Vorderman

FREE for everyone (usually £2 a week) to support childrens' continued learning at home for the duration of the UK schools closure period.

Aimed at children aged 4-12.

Includes fun lessons from Carol, games and more!

Simply visit and join for free.

FREE resources covering all aspects of maths including maths with Lego, superheros and Star Wars!

Health and Wellbeing


Singing is great for mental health and wellbeing!

The following links are the songs we would have been singing if we were in school.

Have some fun singing and dancing together!

Over the Rainbow

I Can See Clearly Now

Here Comes the Sun

Don't Stop Me Now

Walking on Sunshine

3 Little Birds


Coronavirus Story for Children

Free story from ELSA Support which helps explain Coronavirus to children.


Dave the Dog is Worried about Coronavirus

Free story from Nurse Dotty Books which aims to give children information about Coronavirus without fear.


Health and Wellbeing Toolkit

Free 'Growing Well' resources for parents.


Tips for Helping Children Cope with Anxiety around Coronavirus

Free advice from Young Minds.

Wellbeing leaflet - Information and ideas for feeling good in body and mind.

Children's Guide to Coronavirus - Children's Commissioner

Coronavirus - A Book for Children - illustrated by Axel Scheffler



#OnlineSafetyatHome Activity Packs

Created by Thinkuknow to support parents with short 15 minute activities to highlight online safety at a time where children will be spending more time online.

Click the link below to access the activity pack aimed at children aged 4-5.


Chelsea Foundation's Online Learning Resources

New workbooks shared daily by the Chelsea Foundation for people looking to keep their children active and engaged while at home.


Epic Live!

Free, fun classes for kids!

Guest teachers include best-selling authors and illustrators, a Tony award winner, chefs, scientists, a Broadway choreographer and Epic master teachers!

Live of Facebook every Wednesday and Friday at 1pm.

Simply search 'Epic4Kids' on Facebook for 20 minutes guilt-free screen time!

Zoo/Farm Live Cam Links


Folly Farm, Pembrokeshire


Edinburgh Zoo


Dublin Zoo


Wildlife Trust Badger Cam, Cumbria


San Diego Zoo


Note: some webcams require the Google Chrome browser rather than Internet Explorer.